Congratulations on your surgery, and like everyone else, I hope the one positive margin turns out to be of no real significance.
Aren't you glad, though, that you didn't choose "active surveillance" based on the 3+3 biopsy path report, later confirmed by Dr Epstein on review as 3+3, but which turned out to be 3+4 with a small positive margin?
I'm a 3+4 guy, and I'd rather be a 3+3, but from what I've gathered here, PCa is always an "iffy" thing, and the cancer doesn't seem to follow the rules very well, so vigilance is always necessary. Hopefully, your numbers will be zeroes.
I think I would be giving my surgeon a call to get some further clarification and ask him the same follow-up questions you're asking here. That might bring you some peace of mind.
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays negative.
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
5 brothers, ages 52-67 ; I'm the only one with PCa
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues.
PSA 1/3/10: 0.01